Christmas was 4 days ago. I was sick. Oh, I managed to get through the last-minute rush, Christmas Eve preparations and family dinner, Christmas morning Santa Claus, and family lunch at the in-laws before coming home to collapse Christmas afternoon and sleep for a couple of days. I’m mostly better now but dang if I’m not behind! I’ll get caught up this week. Because…it’s the end of the year. Time to finish off the old and get ready for the new, right?
First, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday week, no matter what winter celebration you enjoy. Santa was good to me–Amazon cards, iTunes cards, Starbucks. Iffy got me new sleep pants to work in. And my Inner Editor got me a new magnetic white board with fresh markers. I’ll get the wall next to my desk rearranged this week. Stop laughing. I will!
Second, holy cannoli! I have a Harlequin release coming out January 6th. Stand by for much promotion and giveaways. I have Cowgirl Goodies™ to dispense.
Third, while I was sick, I read. And being sick, not every book waiting on my Kindle would work. I looked at the new stuff and went…uhm…no. 😦 Yes, I’m a comfort reader. But then I realized Dannika Dark had a new book out in her Seven series. This is a paranormal/wolf shifter series that I really enjoy. But starting New Year’s Day, there will be a new Goodreads Reader’s Challenge starting. I’m well over the 200 books in my challenge for this year but some were re-reads, which Goodreads disallows. 😛 So, I plan to reread the previous books: Seven Years, Six Months, and Five Weeks before I start Four Days on Jan. 1st. Sensing a trend there? 😆 I also got WRITTEN IN RED by Anne Bishop on sale for the Kindle. I’m DYING to reread it! BUT….yeah, there’s always a but, right? The third book in her Others series comes out right after my birthday. Yes, it’s already pre-ordered. I don’t want to reread RED now, followed by the second book, because I’d HAVE to reread the second book. I’m trying to wait until closer to release date so I can reread both and fall right into the 3rd book. LOVE this series! I thought about rereading a couple of other series I really like but nothing just…jumped out. Then I started having trouble with the Fire. The power cord has to be “just right” in order for it to charge. 😦 Luckily, I have my iPhone and my very old iPad, both with Kindle Apps. So, I grabbed the iPad. And guess what was waiting when I opened the Kindle app…NAKED IN DEATH. My chicken soup book. At some point, I’d opened it on the iPad to look up a quote in the book and never closed it out. I ❤ this book so much! And so I read it. And now I'm ready GLORY IN DEATH, and I'll keep reading through IMMORTAL IN DEATH because that's got one of my favorite scenes between Summerset and Eve and oh, yeah…Eve and Roarke's wedding so…d'uh! Then I'll go back and read the Seven series. I love when a book plan comes together.
So, what plans to y'all have this week? What books did you get for Christmas? What are you dying to read in the New Year? And before I forget, don't forget to sign up for Harlequin's COWGIRLS DON’T CRY Goodreads Giveaway. Today is the last day to get your name in the hat for 1 of 24 copies! Just click on the title here, go to the Goodreads page, scroll down and click ENTER TO WIN. Easy peasy!